"Colton's Township Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys & other Authentic Sources", Colton, Joseph Hutchins
Period: 1851 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
28 x 24 inches
71.1 x 61 cm
This large and beautifully colored pocket map is printed on fine, banknote-quality paper. It shows the state in splendid detail, with numerous place names, rivers, forts and existing and proposed roads. The development of the state is concentrated in the eastern counties, with the northern and western areas nearly blank. This example also includes a legend, distance scale and a table showing the population by county. Surrounded by a large and decorative leaf and vine border. Folds into original green cloth boards with extensive decorative embossing on front and back, and gilt title on front. Paper label on inside front cover lists numerous maps available in both "mounted and pocket form" from the publisher.
Few creases, minor foxing. Covers good with only a hint of wear.